RSS Chief

We are faster than Indian army: RSS chief




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Today, Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat said that what Indian Army does in 6 to 7 months, our party has the capability of doing it in three days if any emergency arises.

This was said by the RSS chief while addressing the workers at Zila school ground on the last day of his six-day visit of Muzaffarpur,

"Sangh will prepare military personnel within three days which the Army would do in 6-7 months. This is our capability. Swayamsewak will be ready to take on the front if the country faces such a situation and Constitution permits to do so," Bhagwat said.

Condemning the remarks, Congress president Rahul Gandhi said Bhagwat disrespected the army. 

"He should not have said this because it disrespects those martyrs who have died for our nation. It is an insult to our flag because it insults every soldier who ever saluted it. Shame on you Mr Bhagwat, for disrespecting our Army," Gandhi tweeted. 

Sangh is neither a military nor a para military organisation, rather it is like a "parivarik sangathan" (family organisation) where discipline is practised like the Army, he said adding that workers are always happily ready to make supreme sacrifice for their country.

Bhagwat exhorted the RSS workers to set an example of good conduct in their personal, family and social life.

(With agency inputs)


Students fined Rs 20K for protesting against PM’s ‘Pakoda’ Remark

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City’s Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has withdrawn the hostel facilities and fined Rs 20,000 each to the students for protesting against Prime Minister Naendra Modi’s controversial ‘pakoda’remark.

PM in an interview said that selling pakoda is also counted as employment.

In JNU, students on February 5 decided to sell pakodas to protest against the statement as well as compulsory attendance that has been introduced in JNU recently.

 “There is prima facie evidence that you were involved in blocking the road near Sabarmati bus stand and at T-point near Administrative Block sinceFebruary 5, due to which inconvenience was caused to students, teachers, staff, visitors and schoolchildren. Vehicles carrying essential commodities to hostels, etc; were affected. Further, you were involved in forceful cooking of food at the protest site in spite of repeated requests from CSO (chief security officer) not to do this act. Moreover, you also forcefully laid an electric cable for screening of a movie at protest site at night. The above are acts of indiscipline and unbecoming of a student,” read an order by the Chief Proctor dated February 9, as quoted by the Indian Express.

(With agency inputs)


20 minor girls harassed by nuns, complained filed

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20 minor girls on Friday night walked out of the Ernakulam orphanage in Kerala for being allegedly harassed by the nuns, media source said.

As per media reports, the girls who have complained were between 7 to 15 years of age group, were beaten up were beaten up by the sisters and not given food on several occasions.

A complained has been registered at the local police station under Section 75 of the Juvenile Justice Act. Section 75 deals with punishment for cruelty to a child and states that those who abuse or assault a child will be punished upto three years in prison or/and fined upto Rs one lakh.

(With Agency Inputs)


Instagram makes tough for stalkers

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Earlier it was easy for any user to take a snapshot or to record a video of any story users were uploading, but now it will be changed soon.

The popular image and video sharing platform will soon start telling its users about their stalkers.

'Stories' automatically self-destruct after 24 hours, unless of course, one decides to add them to the 'Story Highlights' section on their profile. But, the screenshot and screen-recording function essentially allow one to make permanent copies of the post if they want to.

When somebody takes a screenshot of one of your 'Stories', a sun-shaped symbol will appear alongside their name in the Story Views section, according to The Independent.

The move, which serves as a good news to privacy-conscious users, brings Instagram Stories even more in line with Snapchat.

With agency inputs

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Fb’s new feature will woo users

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A big change is expected to the people who post their happenings on Facebook, 'downvote' feature, which is being speculated as a means of disliking a post.

A report that appeared on The Independent noted that a Facebook user’s News Feed showed the option to "downvote" comments, alongside the Like and Reply buttons.

While this has been a long-pending move, Facebook has continued to operate with the Like button itself. However, it remains unclear as to when the feature may be rolled out.

Adding on to reports of the downvote feature, it was reported that a similar button was witnessed along with a video uploaded to Twitter.

An official confirmation from Facebook, however, is yet to be received.

(With agency inputs)